Terroristische Radikalisierung

In Anbetracht dramatischer Fälle terroristisch motivierter Taten stellt sich die Frage nach deren Ursachen. In einer großen Anzahl von Fällen spielen Prozesse der Radikalisierung eine tragende Rolle. Diese sind Kern des vorliegenden Kapitels. Zunächst werden die verwandten Begriffe Radikalismus, Ext...

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Published in:Handbuch Friedenspsychologie (Band 16)
Main Authors: Pfundmair, Michaela, Hartings, Christian
Contributor: Forum Friedenspsychologie e.V. (Issuing body)
Contributors: Cohrs, Christopher (Editor), Knab, Nadine (Editor), Sommer, Gert (Editor)
Format: Book Chapter
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2022
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Considering dramatic cases of terrorist acts, the question about its causes arises naturally. In a large number of cases, processes of radicalization play a vital role. These are the core of the current chapter. At first, we define the associated terms of radicalism, extremism, and terrorism and differentiate those from the phenomenon of radicalization. After that, we discuss causes of radicalization. On the one hand, we focus on single factors which may contribute to radicalization according to current research. These are person and context factors, like authoritarianism and social exclusion, as well as individual and group processes, like the need for significance or phenomena of group polarization. On the other hand, we present established models of radicalization like the theory-based staircase model and the empirically underpinned radicalization puzzle. The chapter closes with identifying research gaps and outlining an agenda for practice and politics.